230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNICEF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, reported UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund. That is approximately one in three of all children under five who are unregistered […]

A Future Fortified by [Kenya] Women

A Future Fortified by [Kenya] Women

Adrianna Logalbo – Diplomatic Courier – Friday, 15 March 2013 (originally published 12 Mar) On a recent trip to Kenya, I was fortunate to meet several women who are, in their own ways, combating the urgent yet often hidden problem of malnutrition, and I was reminded once again of the power women have to truly […]

Women in Swaziland organise to confront discrimination

Women in Swaziland organise to confront discrimination

WNN – World News Portal The Guardian (News) Development Network / via IRIN – Monday 7 January, 2013 Activists look to the country’s traditions as a route to recognition of their contribution and a return to equality Women in Swaziland are organising to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds […]

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICRC) Ango Territory, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF  CONGO, AFRICA: On the occasion of World Mental Health Day (10 October), the ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross looks at the plight of children and youth forcibly recruited by armed groups the psychosocial support provided by local actors to lighten their heavy load after […]

Health scientists work together to solve Africa’s childhood nodding syndrome

Health scientists work together to solve Africa’s childhood nodding syndrome

Katy Migiro with Justin Dralaze – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/AN/TLW) Nairobi, KENYA/ Kampala, UGANDA: Scientists from around the world have for the first time agreed on a common name, definition and research agenda to help understand and address a mysterious, incurable disease called nodding syndrome, which affects thousands of children in East Africa. Named after its […]

Mogadishu: Mother and Malnourished Child

Mogadishu: Mother and Malnourished Child

WNN Photos A mother comforts her suffering child.  (WNN) SOMALI: A mother cradles her malnourished and dehydrated baby at Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somalia is gripped by a devastating drought and famine that has already killed tens of thousands and is leaving many hundreds of thousands more, particularly young children and babies, […]

Corruption Kenya drives rise in girl-child trafficking

Corruption Kenya drives rise in girl-child trafficking

Gitonga Njeru – WNN Features An update on this story has been made: January 20, 2012 (WNN) NAIROBI: For almost three years, 39 year old, Jane Ngoyoini, has not seen or heard from her daughter. In 2007, 15 year old, Frieda Ngoyoini, completely vanished during a school girl-scout jamboree program near Chelmsford, Essex, England. To […]